Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum

Take a scenic look through the lives and struggles of survivors of Hurricanes. Coastal life is sometimes stormy, but coastal people have the resilience to survive and thrive even in the face of great natural adversity. This museum gives visitors a unique perspective on the stories, art, and fabric of the lives of those who stand up in times of trouble and rebuild.


Hurricane Katrina has been called the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.  Waveland, Mississippi was Ground Zero.  Katrina’s winds and tsunami-like surge devoured dozens of lives and tens of thousands of homes across the coast, leaving behind devastation and heartbreak on a scale that stunned the world.
But that’s only half of the story.  Fueled with courage, bolstered by humor and lifted up by an unprecedented number of volunteers who poured in from around the country, the people of the Mississippi coast began to rebuild their lives and their towns.  Our museum is not a memorial to a  disaster, but a tribute to the strength and beauty of the human spirit.
 An exhibit “Backyards and Beyond” by H.C. Porter, sponsored by Mississippi Power, opened on August 29th, 2015. This exhibit shares stories of survival and recovery. The subjects of the paintings are accompanied by audio interviews.

Waveland Ground Zero Museum

Renovations to Waveland’s Ground Zero Museum have been completed.

The Museum is open.
Days & Hours are:
Tuesday Thru Saturday
10 AM ’til 3 PM

Thanks for your continued interest in Waveland’s Ground Zero Museum.

335 Coleman Avenue
Waveland Misssissippi 39576
Phone: 228 467-9012

5 hours ago

Howard Spray, a member of the Tennessee Task Force II which helped with the recovery efforts of Post Katrina for 19 days, was in the area visiting. He came by Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane ... See more

5 days ago

Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-3:00.
Due to construction in the area our phone lines are not working at this time.
We love our visitors. Please come by ... See more

1 week ago

It’s always exciting to have happy visitors in the Museum. Today we had visitors from Washington DC and Switzerland. Below you will see our Swiss visitors in the museum.

1 week ago

Linda Aiavolasiti, Director, Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum attended Hancock County Chamber of Commerce’s Power Hour Lunch Break at the Diamondhead Country Club. The Power Hour Lunch ... See more

2 weeks ago

2 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

The Museum will be closed Wednesday, May 1, 2019 so that the staff and volunteers may attend the Memorial Service in memory of our Associate Director Joan Wuehler.

1 month ago

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Museum Staff, and Volunteers we are deeply saddened with the passing of our Associate Director. Joan will be deeply missed by so many in our community. Please ... See more

1 month ago

The Museum will close today at 1:00 in observance of Good Friday and it will be closed tomorrow for the Easter Holiday. The Museum will reopen Tuesday 10:00-3:00 regular hours. The Museum staff and ... See more

1 month ago

A few highlights from the filming of the Oral Histories of Katrina Survivors. Stay tuned to further updates as this project progresses.

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